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SIMATS attains IET international accreditation

SIMATS attains IET international accreditation
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SIMATS, Chennai, secured the IETs international Accreditation for four of its engineering courses IET accreditation is an internationally recognised...

Bangalore: SIMATS, Chennai, secured the IET’s international Accreditation for four of its engineering courses. IET accreditation is an internationally recognised benchmark, awarded to high quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.

The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community and IET accreditation, licensed by the Engineering Council, covers a broad spectrum of Engineering and Technology subjects.

Recognised around the world as an indicator of quality through the Washington and Sydney accords, The IET accreditation is governed by the International Engineering Alliance (IEA). Institutions with IET Accredited programmes are eligible to apply for the EUR-ACE label, awarded by European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE).

The process of The IET Accreditation for SIMATS began in 2014, the Computer Science Engg, Electrical and Electronics Engg, Electronics & Communication Engg, Mechanical Engg, have now been accredited. The accreditation, with a validity of two years accreditation (from the 2018 intake to the 2019 intake years), will be extended for Three Years after 2020. The outcome of accreditation is aimed to impact the institution quality processes, faculty engagement and student learning experience.

In addition to validating the quality of the institution’s programmes, IET Accreditation also provides direct benefits to graduating students. It allows better International mobility, job prospects in global engineering consulting firms and acceptance for graduate students in foreign universities, opportunities for interdisciplinary research as well as exchanges.

Dr N M Veeraiyan, Founder & Chancellor, SIMATS said: ‘Saveetha University has taken numerous steps to enhance the quality of education across all disciplines. Accreditation and standardisation is the fundamental responsibility of every institute to secure the future of its students.

We are proud to have become one of the very few institutions to receive the International IET - UK accreditation that will definitely provide a significant edge to our students in placements and career progression. We were thrilled by the remarks of the inspection team regarding our award-winning teaching learning processes namely MILA and CLAB integration systems. The process was truly an eye opener in making us evaluate and realise our best practices and enhance the same for our future graduates’.

Ramya Deepak, Director, Saveetha School of Engineering added: ‘we are very delighted to receive the world renowned IET Accreditation. Past 4 years have been a very informative and an intellectual journey for us. IET accreditors have walked hand in hand with us by giving a thorough insight about our academic implementations. All the programme details were meticulously evaluated and have been accredited. This accreditation not only standardises our programme but also gives a global visibility to our students with respect to job opportunities and higher studies’.

Congratulating SIMATS, Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head and Director, IET India said, “Ensuring good quality of engineering graduates in the country vital and IET’s International Accreditation is an endeavour to ensure quality engineering programmes are available. SIMATS has showcased continued vigour to improving their benchmarks and we at the IET are very pleased to support them. I am greatly encouraged by the results and wish all the success to SIMATS team.”

With successful completion of the Accreditation Process SIMATS is now the IET’s Academic Partners which gives them access to over 60 international academic partners, opening avenues for international collaboration.

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